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ERIC Number: EJ1008371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
Neoliberalism as Nihilism? A Commentary on Educational Accountability, Teacher Education, and School Reform
Tuck, Eve
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v11 n2 p324-347 Mar 2013
In this article, the author discusses neoliberalism as an extension of settler colonialism. The article provides commentary on five recent articles on teacher education and the neoliberal agenda. The article presents an analysis of neoliberalism as despair, and as a form of nihilism. The author discusses an indigenous model of school reform and teacher education that contrasts neoliberal models. The article closes with a call to remember and reclaim other axes of thought and meaning, instead of a neoliberal spectrum which is an unworkable framework for school reform and teacher education. (Contains 2 notes.)
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A